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  • White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working...

  • US consumer sentiment rises for 4th straight month

    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Greater optimism about income growth and future spending pushed U.S. consumer sentiment to a fresh 7-year high in November. The University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment rose to 88.8 in November from 86.9 in October. That's the highest since July...

  • With shake-ups, AC/DC perseveres with album, tour

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — AC/DC finally joined iTunes in 2012 after years of refusing to do so, but make no mistake, the Australian rock band is still old school. "I would like everybody to buy vinyl again," guitarist Angus Young said in an interview. "That's my favorite." He continued with a...

  • AP Source: Redskins to start Colt McCoy over RG3

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, RG3. It's Colt vs. the Colts. The Washington Redskins plan to start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, according to a person familiar with the decision, the latest development in a stunning slide for the 2012 NFL...

  • Lebanese FM: Cyprus may be jihadi transit point

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Lebanon's foreign minister says more attention should be paid to the possibility of Cyprus becoming a gateway for aspiring foreign jihadis to transit in and out of the Middle East. Foreign Minister Gibran Bassil warned after talks Wednesday with his Cypriot...

  • Passengers in Russia's Arctic give airliner a push

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move to the runway. A Russian-made Tu-134 with 74 oil workers and seven crew members onboard was due...

  • Ferguson protesters across US peaceful, disruptive

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb. For many, the shooting...

  • PennDOT warns against travel on I-81 during storm

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is urging holiday drivers to avoid Interstate 81 as a storm that's bringing up to a foot of heavy, wet snow descends on the region. PennDOT press secretary Rich Kirkpatrick said Wednesday that anyone considering...

  • FIBA suspends Japan over failure to merge leagues

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — The governing body of basketball suspended the Japan Basketball Association on Wednesday, a decision that will prevent the country's national teams from taking part in the Olympics and other international competitions. FIBA said the suspension results from the JBA's...

  • BC-BKO--FIBA-Japan Ban,2nd Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — The governing body of basketball suspended the Japan Basketball Association on Wednesday, a decision that will prevent the country's national teams from taking part in the Olympics and other international competitions. FIBA said the suspension results from the JBA's...

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